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Updated: Feb 11, 2020

Exercising with diabetes can feel tricky. And sometimes it is! One of our greatest inspirations to make it anyway is Ginger Viera! Ginger is a former record-setting weightlifter turned author. Living with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease since 1999 and fibromyalgia since 2014, she has written four books and has an active freelance writing career for blogs like Diabetes Strong and HealthLine. WOW!

"Living with any chronic illness, in my opinion, is about persistence, resilience, and forgiving yourself for the days you can’t do it perfectly - which, in my experience, is pretty much daily."

Gingers background includes a B.S. in Professional Writing, certifications in cognitive coaching, Ashtanga yoga, and personal training with several records in drug-free powerlifting. She lives in Vermont with two kiddos and two dogs.

"Despite fibromyalgia, I am active every single day and will never let that silly (and bizarre) condition leave me on the couch fearful of pain. If jumping rope starts to hurt, I tie the laces of my boots tighter and walk more often in the woods. If my ankles start whining about walking in the woods 3 times a day, I’ll figure out something–anything–to ensure I can keep walking! There are plenty of types of exercise I avoid because of fibromyalgia, but I’ll never stop trying to find what works right now so I can be active."

Ginger worked as a certified cognitive coach with a background in diabetes management, personal training, nutrition, and always striving to live life to its fullest. Her goal with any coaching client is, to help you overcome your specific obstacle.

Gingers BOOKS: Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes, Dealing with Diabetes Burnout, Emotional Eating with Diabetes, and Your Diabetes Science Experiment at Amazon

If you want to work with Ginger you can contact her at

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